• Ruth 1:1-19a Naomi, Ruth, Boaz, and You (Hoffacker)

    As Naomi sees it, she has nothing more to offer her daughters-in-law. Her sons are dead. It’s better that they go home to Moab. Naomi complains that God’s hand has turned against her, that the Almighty has slapped her in the face.

  • Ruth 1:16-18 A Love Story (Gerhardy)

    Our text today is a family story. It is a story about a family in trouble. Because of this, the story fascinates us today. Here is a middle-class family that has hit on hard times. Our text is also a story about loyalty, love and devotion.

  • Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Happy Endings (Leininger)

    Poor Naomi. In a foreign country with no husband or sons. Instead she was stuck with two Moabite daughters-in-law. She thought of Orpah and Ruth as family; the folks back home would think of them as Moabites.